Women of Edinburgh

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM PST 13181
Art and Popular Design
Production date
Place made
Great Britain
Subject period
  • Support: paper
  • medium: letterpress
  • Support: Height 459 mm, Width 355 mm
  • Mount: Height 734 mm, Width 410 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: Poster

© IWM (Art.IWM PST 13181)

Object description

whole: the title and text occupy the whole, in black, and set against a white background. image: text only. text: Have YOU asked yourself whether, if you are AN EMPLOYER, you can release an EMPLOYEE? A MOTHER, you can release a DAUGHTER? A MISTRESS, you can release a MAID? A PART-TIME WORKER, you can take a WHOLE TIME POST? NOT EMPLOYED, you can take a POST? WOMEN OF EDINBURGH your Country calls to you urgently for SERVICE. A Grand Parade of the WOMEN'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS will be held on SATURDAY, April 13th, in the afternoon. The parade will start from HAYMARKET at 4.30 p.m., and will proceed via PRINCES STREET, NORTH BRIDGE, CHAMBERS STREET, and the MOUND to the WAVERLEY MARKET, which will be reached at 5.45 p.m. By the kindness of the War Savings Committee speeches will be delivered from the platform of the WAVERLEY MARKET by C.D. MURRAY, Esq., K.C., Col. ARCH. YOUNG, V.D., Miss MURIEL RITSON, Miss CRAIGIE, Recruiting Controller for Scotland, W.A.A.C., and Others. Chairman. - The Rt. Hon. Sir JOHN LORNE MACLEOD, Lord Provost. Band of the 4th Royal Scots (By kind permission of Scottish Command). WOMEN!! Come and hear why you are wanted and how you can best serve. (2005) Wt 625 4/18 M and G Ltd G 12


The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was formed in January 1917 and recruited the first women into the British Army to serve in a non-nursing capacity. The WAAC provided catering, storekeeping, vehicle maintenance and clerical duties for the British Army, freeing more men to take up combat roles. In 1918 Queen Mary became patron and the corps was renamed Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. Over 57,000 women enrolled in the WAAC/QMAAC during the First World War and though not given full military status, often worked close to the frontline. Three Military Medals were awarded to members for gallantry. The QMAAC was eventually disbanded in September 1921.

Physical description

A pamphlet with the same text was also produced. (2005). Wt 625. G 12.





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